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Stocks Hit New Record Highs, Dollar Jumps On Senate Vote; Japan Has Longest Winning Streak In History

Global stocks hit new all time highs overnight, with US stock-index futures, Asian and European stocks all rising overnight after the Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution, paving the way for Trump’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, while news that “dove” Jay Powell may be the next Fed chair added to the risk-on sentiment. […]

Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown

Authord by Ben Levisohn via Barrons, In the rise of computer-driven trading, some hear echoes of the stock market’s 1987 crash. Beware the feedback loop… Black Monday. Although the event to which those two words refer occurred 30 years ago, they still carry the weight of that day—Oct. 19, 1987—when the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

Emerging Markets break above 5-year resistance

Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) did something this week, it has been unable to do numerous times over the past 5-years. Below looks at the price pattern of EEM over the past 10-years. CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE EEM has done well since the start of 2016, reflecting gains much stronger than the S&P 500. Over the […]

Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Wifi, ATMs Shows Importance of Cash, Gold and Silver

Puerto Rico without electricity, wifi, ATMs shows importance of cash, gold and silver – Most of Puerto Rico remains in the dark and without power three weeks after storm– With widespread power failures, Puerto Rico remains cash only with retailers only accepting cash and few consumer having cash– Shortages of food, fuel and medicine with infrastructure […]

Fed To Trump: It’s Our Stock Market Bubble, Not Yours

President Trump continues to exuberantly promote the "unprecedented" stock market rally since his election… It would be really nice if the Fake News Media would report the virtually unprecedented Stock Market growth since the election.Need tax cuts — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017 But just how 'unprecedented' is it? The answer is not […]

The Donald Can’t Stop It…

Authored by MN Gordon via The Economic Prism blog, The Dow’s march onward and upward toward 30,000 continues without reservation.  New record all-time highs are notched practically every day.  Despite yesterday’s 31-point pullback, the Dow’s up over 15.5 percent year-to-date.  What a remarkable time to be alive. The President, Donald Trump, is pumped!  As Commander […]

World Stocks Hit 4th Consecutive Record High, Bonds Rise On ECB QE Report

World stocks rose to a 4th consecutive record highs, while the dollar headed for its worst week; U.S. stock-index futures are steady, with European and Asian stocks higher ahead of much anticipated US inflation data, which is expected to give cues on the outlook for the Federal Reserve’s interest rates. MSCI’s all world equity index […]

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant

Jim Grant, author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, first hinted last week that not all is well when it comes to the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio’s $160 billion Bridgewater (of which one half is the world’s biggest risk-parity juggernaut). Speaking to Bloomberg last week, Grant said he was “bearish” on Bridgewater because founder […]

“Black Swan” Anxiety Has Never Been Higher

The Fed's Williams warns that they "don't want there to be excesses in financial markets… " Two quick things… The market has almost never been this expensive… As Peter Boockvar warns: "Almost there. S&P 500 price to sales ratio is just 4% from March 2000 peak." And investors have never been more concerned about 'black […]

S&P Futures Flat, Spain Rebounds, Nikkei Closes At 21 Year High

S&P500 futures point to a slightly lower open, as Asian stocks rise to trade near decade highs, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 closing at highest since 1996. European stocks are little changed, with Spanish shares gaining after Catalan President rows back from an immediate declaration of independence. MSCI's all-world stocks index briefly hit a fresh record […]